Thursday, May 7, 2009

Car Break in Moscow

Moscow can be dangerous is different ways, which i experienced as break of my car glass for robbery of navigator this week. Before this happened, i was not thinking much about such things can happen to me and believing my house's region is secure.

At the day of event, after coming from work I couldn't find any free parking place and cannot as usual park my car to the front part of the apartment. So i turned to back of the apartments which i was not preferring because of dark and calmness of the place; but there was not much other choice. In the morning like 11 i looked from the window and saw there was a paper on my cars front glass. I thought it was an advertisement, but there was no on other cars. Some bad ideas came to my mind but car was there and looking normal. After 3-4 hours later I get out and saw the polices telephone was written; then saw the right glass of my car was broken. I had made a big mistake and left my navigator in a seen place. It was stoled. But they didnt took the sun glasses and parfumes or others document in the car. I called police, and then the procedures and time taking steps took place.

Of course such thing happens in many big cities, and now i understand my people specially pay for secured parking places. The lessons from this in Moscow:

1) Dont leave any thing seenable at car such as navigator, box, coat etc...
2) Dont leave the car in a dark or calm place.
3) Put a small lighting unreal alarm or real alarm which my maybe afraid robbers.
4) Buy your car from an offical agent of the car brad(mine is major moscow, thanks) which may do the repairement in fast and organized way in such necessary cases.


Ulas Ergin said...

That is bad but...i remember getting lost with this unsuccessful navigation device on the way back from VDNH so it will be a good chance for you to renew:)
Too bad that it also costed you window glass

L.U.I.S said...

unfortunately this happens in many big cities ...

i live in the 3rd biggest city of the world and ths happens everyday here ...

better luck next time !

greetings from Brasil !

tim said...

It is really an upset situation that makes you think about your security. But thanks god they did not break into your car when you were in it.

From the experience from Istanbul, you should not leave expensive devices in your car. Even if you put them to a place that is not visible from outside. Because the "professional" thieves have special devices that can scan inside of a car and detect electronic devices. So never and ever leave laptops, CD players, GPS Navigators, etc. in the car.

As people say in Turkey, "gecmis olsun". Mehmet, do not worry, everything happens for reason and there is a reason beside this event for sure.

Joshua Turner said...

The bad thing there is that you neglected it the first time you saw something different with your card. Moscow, just like other busy cities, require motorists to ensure the safety of their person and their vehicles at all times. The windows are the most obvious entry points in cars, so always make it a point that yours are all closed before you leave your car in a parking space.

Joshua Turner